Bestselling romance novelist Bertrice Small has a great time getting under the covers of the romance publishing world in her second contemporary, erotic novel. This hot sparkler kicks off as romance novelist Emily Shann ("the American Barbara Cartland") gets an ultimatum from her publisher -- write sexier or else! Worse, her longtime editor has retired, and her new editor is a handsome Irishman, Michael Devlin. Work with a man? And write sexier when her own experience is (secretly) almost nonexistent? Emily rises to the challenge when Michael comes to work with her on the manuscript, and she sees an opportunity to acquire new knowledge firsthand. But who's seducing whom? And when does it stop being a business arrangement and develop into a full-fledged romance?
Small keeps the lessons in love moving along briskly, and Emily even enjoys a naughty fantasy adventure via The Channel with her friend, the libidinous novelist Savannah Banning. The relationship between Michael and Emily is lively, even tender, as they inch into a romance that progresses beyond their wildest dreams. Ginger Curwen